Monday, March 31, 2008

From blah to Ohh la la la -- A simple chair redesign

I've recently become obsessed with reading design blogs ... which have encouraged me to hop on the blog train and share my two cents.

Here's my first contribution. We got a "new to us" couch off craigslist. The new addition inspired me to change the large chair and ottoman in our living room, as the new couch was much chunkier than our previous futon. The chair/ottoman were from a local thrift store (a $60 find -- awesome!), so I figured a run-in with some scissors and a staple gun wouldn't be too detrimental.

Here's what the ottoman looked like before ...

So, I cut some excess fabric off the bottom and stapled the flaps underneath the ottoman/chair to give them a more modern look. I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Let me know what you think!

Cheers, Jennifer :)